Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences

Crisis, Mobility & New Forms of Migration

This international conference will explore the multiple ways in which contemporary economic, social and political crises in Europe (and globally) intersect with new and old patterns of migration-related mobility.

The current economic crisis within Europe has contributed to something of a shift in migration patterns, as many western and southern European states, such as Ireland and Portugal, have re-emerged as sources of labour migration and have become re- imagined as European peripheries.

Migration, mobility and immobility are key aspects of Europe’s relationships with other global regions and also in the ways in which Europe and its borders are imagined and constructed. This is an interesting moment at which to assess Europe’s place in a globalized world, the relationship between global centres and peripheries, and how the intersections between crisis, global migration, gender, family and postcolonial ties are being re- shaped.

This conference will ask key questions related to such phenomena, including: to what extent does this involve a re-drawing of centre and margin in Europe and a re- racialization of Europe’s peripheries? Does the concept of ‘free internal movement’ make sense in understanding the dynamics of crisis outmigration from peripheral Europe? And how does immobility relate to mobility in the context of regulation, social control and crisis?

The conference is hosted by the Migration and Integration Research Cluster at the Institute for Social Sciences in the 21st Century at University College Cork.

It is supported by the UCC Strategic Research Fund.

Category: Conferences: Arts Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
Time: 1.30 PM
Location: O'Rahilly Building, Kane G01 for keynote lectures
Target Audience: All registered attendees
Admission Price: € Standard fee €80; Unwaged and student: €52
Contact: Dr. Karl Kitching

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